Meaning of swelling

Definition of swelling

something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)

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